Get To Know Atlanta: The Downtown Southern Food Walk

We are starting the day with a beautiful view from our room, wouldn’t you say? This is Mid-Town Atlanta and the best way to get to know a city is  to stay in the city center and start with a food tour! Today, we will be doing the Downtown Southern Food Walk and I can…

Did Someone Say Orchids?

Today we are back in the Atlanta Botanical Garden to finish up my photos of the orchids in the Faqua Conservatory! I have never seen such a beautiful collection of exotics in one place! Check out the website for the Atlanta Botanical Garden HERE! There are many classes and events during the year starting with…

The Atlanta Botanical Garden: On to the Orchids!

We have been enjoying the Atlanta Botanical Garden and today’s tour is through the Orchid Conservatory, the largest in the United States! Now, I have to admit I know nothing about orchids…….and my experience with them stops at the counter to glance at the tiny, irrelevant groupings to be found at the grocery store……not to…

Six On Saturday: An Update to the Garden

The last SOS that I wrote about MY GARDEN concerned the new fence and all the woes we had! Well the fence and all it entailed has all been completed to our satisfaction and the internet, garden lights and sprinklers are working as they should! To say that we will NEVER replace that fence again…

The Atlanta Botanical Gardens: There’s More to This Garden

Summer is the time to explore and the garden, any garden, is one of my favorite summer pastimes. We have spent a week in Atlanta and there is much to be explored of interest to the gardener! Our first stop before we had even checked into the hotel was the Botanical Garden. The Atlanta Botanical…

Six On Saturday: The Atlanta Botanical Garden, Atlanta, Georgia

Helloooo SOS friends! It’s summer and the weather is hot, hot, hot and perfect for garden outings! We have been on the road and I have lots to share with you! Our newest outing took us to Atlanta, Georgia, where we found so many great activities! Two of the items on our week-long agenda was…

Our Second to Last Port For This Trip: Sorrento, Italy

All good things have to come to an end, it’s said! Oh, how I didn’t want this vacation to ever end! We had a fabulous time in our month aboard the Voyager! So for a re-cap of the countries we were in………we started in Barcelona, Spain, then went on to France, Monaco, Italy, Montenegro, Croatia,…

Six On Saturday: Let’s Hope the Digging is Done!

It’s definitely been one of those weeks, let’s make that three weeks. It all started when we decided to have our wooden fence replaced and went downhill from there. We have underground cable (as in Internet service) going through our yard. We have underground lighting in our garden. We have an underground sprinkler system in…

Thursday Doors in Forza d’Argo, Sicily

Good morning Thursday Door friends! Today we are in Forza d’Argo for our door review……….We have been following the footsteps of the Godfather in Sicily, meaning we have toured two of the villages where scenes from the Godfather films were made. The village of Forza d’Argo was used to represent the Corleone family village before…

The Movie Set of Forza d’Agro, Sicily

We’re climbing higher up the mountain in Southern Sicily, to view a Norman Castle, where the people sought shelter on higher and higher ground to escape plunderers. The castle and fort overlooks the village of Forza d’Agro.  So, leaving the port at Taormina, let’s go! a castle here, a castle there……. Let’s look at some…

Going to the Godfather’s Wedding…….Savoca, Sicily

We’ve been to Vitelli’s Bar, so we have re-lived one scene from the Godfather II movie. Our guide told us to meet her under the tree in the Piazza, so we can all walk up, up, up the hill together.  We are to follow the footsteps of Michael and Appollonia, when they were married in…

Thursday Doors in Savoca, Sicily

Why are we on a mountain in Sicily in a small village named  Savoca, this beautiful, hot morning, you ask? Well, this week it’s all about the filming of Godfather II. Francis Ford Coppola thought the town of Corleone in Sicily was too big for parts of the movie so he chose the little mountain…

The Godfather in Savoca, Sicily

Good morning! We have reached the port in Taormina, Sicily and what a day we have planned! Today it is all about the Godfather! First, we are going to the tiny village of Savoca, (population less than two thousand) and Vitelli’s Bar, where Micheal asked permission to marry Appollonia, in the movie, Godfather II. And,…

The Old Historic Quarter, Corfu, Greece

Another day in beautiful Corfu! This morning we are going to the Old Historic Quarter to do some shopping! Won’t you join me? Here’s the map, so let’s go. Between Old Town Corfu and the Unesco World Heritage Site, the Venetian-era Old Fortress, we find the old cricket grounds of the Royal Palace of St…

Inside the Achilleion Palace, Corfu, Greece

As promised, we are touring the inside of the Achilleion Palace today, located in  Gastouri, on the island of Corfu, Greece. This palace was built for the Empress of Austria, Elisabeth of Bavaria, known as Sisi. If you would like to follow along with the background of Sisi’s life, start HERE. It makes for a…